Daily Devotional for September 17
From the ends of the earth, I will cry to you for help, for my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. —Psalm 61:2-3
You know you are in trouble when you feel so far away from God’s presence that your address might as well be “the ends of the earth”! David felt the quicksand of doubt, fear, and unbelief underneath his feet. As he grew weaker by the minute, his desperate cry was to be brought to a spiritual position where his feet could feel the Rock of God beneath him. The moment your heart is safely settled on that Rock, God will keep you in “perfect peace” because your “thoughts are fixed on [Him]” (Isaiah 26:3). Trust is the feeling of security you have when your feet are solidly planted on a Rock that towers high above all your enemies. That Rock is also a place of safety where you can find secure refuge and shelter (Psalm 61:3-4). As Isaiah phrased it, “But to the poor, O Lord, you are a refuge from the storm. To the needy in distress, you are a shelter from the rain and heat. . ..” (Isaiah 25:4). Climb up on the Rock right now, and rest in His perfect peace.